Below is an example of the information collected based on a standard request for a World Wide Web document:
1999-06-08 10:32:39 188.8.131.52 - W3SVC5
GET /contacts.cfm - 200 22927 5204 80 HTTP/1.0
The date and time of the request.
184.108.40.206 (or yyy.zzz.com)
The IP address (or host name) associated with the requestor (you as the visitor). Depending on the requestor's method of network connection, the IP address (or host name) may or may not identify a specific computer. Connections via many Internet Service Providers assign different IP addresses for each session, so the host name identifies only the ISP. The IP address (or host name) will identify a specific computer if that computer has a fixed IP address.
The site name designated internally by the server for logging purposes. It informs the server that this particular request came through a website located on this server.
The location of the requested file.
The status code. 200 means the request was filled.
The size of the requested file in bytes.
The time required to complete the request in milliseconds.
The port and protocol used to complete the request.
Identifies the type of browser software used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages.
Identifies the operating system used to access the page, which indicates what design parameters to use in constructing the pages.
Identifies the page which the user came from before visiting this page.
Requests for other types of documents use similar information. No other user-identifying information is collected.